End of a Cheap-Food Era

Writing in The North Bay Nugget, Gwynne Dyer says that while the global middle class has had the benefit of lower food prices, three converging factors are driving food prices up with no relief in sight. Dyer says the reasons are an increasing population, biofuels and increased consumption of meat.

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Biofuel mania ends days of cheap food

By Gwynne Dyer

The era of cheap food is over. The price of maize has doubled in a year, and wheat futures are at their highest in a decade. The food price index in India has risen 11 per cent in one year, and in Mexico in January there were riots after the price of corn flour - used in making the staple food of the poor, tortillas - went up fourfold.

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